Punk-kid bicycle thieves caught on tape [VIDEO]

Categories: Bicycle, Crime
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This kid left his brandy, but got a stolen bike.
Frustrated that her 10-year-old's BMX bike was stolen, and likely gone for good, an Inver Grove Heights mom has taken to Youtube to vent her frustration -- and to show the faces of the two little punks who stole it.

Kathy Anderson is pretty ruthless toward her son's thieves, calling them "2 idiots" in the video's description, and noting that the hoodlums "left their half bottle of brandy on my neighbors [sic] patio before riding off."

"I'm sure we will never see the bike again," she wrote, "but I can only hope parents of these 2 morons see this."

Okay, so Anderson, who shared her story with the Inver Grove Heights Patch site, is a little heated. But, as a message at the video's opening hammers home, she bought this thing for her 10-year-old kid  -- who's pictured riding the BMX bike in full gear -- and now someone else has it.

The theft apparently took place on August 31, but nearly didn't take place at all. As seen on the tape, the two thieves seem a bit reluctant to even pull off their crime. But, from the moment the one in the University of Minnesota sweatshirt -- branding! -- gets his hands on the bike, he's gone in a flash.

This is a reminder of two things: First, a bike is easy to steal because it is its own getaway vehicle. And second: Do not steal said bike from Kathy Anderson of Inver Grove Heights, unless you want to wind up getting called a "moron" on Youtube.




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6 comments
Jordan
Jordan

Also, this video was posted a month ago. Way to break a story, City Pages. Did you make any journalistic effort to see if this was resolved, Mike Mullen? I mean, you made great efforts to quote the video description so I'm sure you called the number at the end of the video to see if Ryan ever got his bike back.

Jordan
Jordan

Better than looking like a moron who injects his worthless judgments into the B-side stories he writes for City Pages—whoop! Branding! (See what I did there, I used an EM dash.)

Seriously, who cares that she called the thieves "morons"? Technically they are for being caught on camera. That's moronic on their part. "Moron" is not that hurtful of a term. As far as I'm concerned the immature actions of teenagers is fair game for criticism.

And if this woman was from Whittier, you'd be rooting for her. But as an elitist asshole, you have to be a jerk to anyone from an outer-ring suburb for not being as "cultured" as you are. She's standing up for her kid, who seems to be innocent enough, who was hurt by the actions of these amateur miscreants.

Zorromcgee
Zorromcgee

hmmm,methinks you doth protest too much.......did you just return the bike?

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

How the fuck dull is this axe you're grinding?

The title of the article calls the kids "Punk-Ass" which is about 5 shades more severe than calling them morons. Get over your inferiority complex about living in the suburbs guy.

webcelt
webcelt

I have to agree with Scoops. What is your "Whittier" reference about? The writer said nothing negative about her. In fact, that whole last paragraph seems to have come from some hidden place in your own attitudes.

Scoops
Scoops

Jordan.. What the hell are you talking about? Did I read the same article? Because I didnt gather at all from that article that the author was passing judgement on the mother for uploading this video to youtube or for calling them "morons" which they clearly are. In fact this is going to get this video a lot more exposure then a local patch or just having it float around youtube would. And then you start a rant about elitism and suburbs vs city garbage? Im confused.

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